digiKam 1.0 goes beta
Source: Cauliergilles, http://www.flickr.com/photos/digikam/ The digiKam developers have released the first beta version of their KDE photo and image management tool. Since the release of version 0.10.0 earlier this year, the developers have fixed over one hundred bugs and added a number of new features. Among the new features, a batch queue manager for processing multiple images, a first run assistant to make setting the application up easier, a dialogue to display database statistics and support of the PGF wavelet based image format.
Other improvements include an overlay button to allow users to losslessly rotate images and a new Liquid Rescale tool which can preserve specific elements in an image while resizing other parts of the same image. The application now also keeps a history of its interactions with cameras. The digiKam source tarball is available to download on Sourceforge. digiKam is licensed under the GPLv2.